The Governors of Holy Family School are a hard working group of volunteers from across our school and parish community.
Mrs Catherine Grand
Chair of Governors / Link Governor for Behaviour and Bullying
Mr Liam Beard
Vice Chair of Governors / Link Governor for Teaching Staff Appraisal and Headteacher Quality Assurance
Mr Piero Maggio
Vice Chair of SDC / Link Governor for Special Educational Needs / EYFS
Mrs Rachel Smith
Chair of the Strategic Development Committee / Safeguarding Governor / LAC / Behaviour / Mathematics Link Governor
Mrs Katie Beckwith
Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee / Training Coordinator / English / GDPR Link Governor
Mr Nigel Ackroyd
Vice Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee
Father Peter Kirkham
Mrs Karen Hunt
Local Authority Governor Link Governor for Assessment Information
Mrs Sally Davison
Newly appointed Parent Governor (responsibility to shadow existing link governors)
Mr Jonathon Kirton
Foundation Governor (responsibility to shadow existing link governors)
Mr William McGuire
Health and Safety Governor / Link Governor for Religious Education and Catholic Life
Mrs Louisa Stimpson
Deputy Headteacher / Associate Governor
Mrs Barbara Marshall
The School Governing Body is committed to the general principle of free education. The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of activities, including school visits, residential experiences and clubs, can make towards all aspects of pupils’ education. The Governing Body would accordingly wish to promote and provide as far as possible such activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the benefit of pupils of the school. We do, however reserve the right to make a charge for the some activities which may from time to time be organised by the school. Please see the policy below.
Who are our Governors?
Name: Catherine Grand
Governor Type: Parent
Date joined: July 2016
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors
I have three children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School so I am a busy mum but also I am a partner in a firm of solicitors. As an accredited member of Resolution with a specialism in Domestic Violence and Private Law I have a friendly manner and a practical way of dealing with matters which puts people at ease.
I joined the Governing Body in July 2016 and hope to use my skills and experiences to support the work of the school on their journey of rapid improvement. I became Chair of Governors on 1st January 2018.
Name: Piero Maggio
Governor Type: Foundation
Date joined: September 2010
Responsibilities: I am currently supporting the induction of our new chair of governors, Catherine Grand.
I am married to Louise, with two children; Oliver who attends Class 4 at Holy Family and Millie who has just left Class 6 in July. As with most families, we enjoy spending as much time as we can together and broadening our children’s experiences.
In my professional life, I studied to be an engineer and have worked in the Energy Sector since being at University. This has been highly challenging and rewarding, with a lot of focus on climate change and generating electricity without harming the environment. I have worked for EDF Energy for the past 17 years, managing teams at the Coal fired power stations near Retford, but recently I have moved working locations to our Renewable Division in Durham. This next chapter in my career is to focus on renewable forms of energy such as onshore & offshore windfarms and large battery storage. The skills that I have tried to transfer across into my governor role are my team building, people development and financial management, recognising that without skilled staff and sufficient resources we will not met our objectives.
I have served on the Governing Body for the last 6 years, becoming Chair Of Finance and now Chair of Governors for the last 3 years. It continues to be a real privilege to lead the other members, who volunteer their time (mostly evenings or sacrificing days off in the week), to work with the school to carry out their governor duties. This is evident when they share reports with examples of great work that they have seen in the school.
Name: Mrs Katie Beckwith
Governor Type: Foundation
Date joined: February 2015
Responsibilities: Finance and Personnel Chair of the Committee, English Link Governor, Governor Training
I am married, with two young children, one who attends Holy Family in Year 1 and the other who will be shortly joining the Foundation 1 Unit. Being Catholic and having attended the school myself, it was always my first choice of Primary School for my children. It’s great to see so many familiar faces of people I went to school with, where we all had such a lovely experience at the school and a great starting point in our lives.
I have worked for HSBC Bank Plc for 20 years and am currently a Business Analyst dealing with Global Process Re-engineering Projects. My main place of work is in Sheffield so you often see me rushing off after the school run to battle through the traffic, luckily I can work from home, so am able at times to attend assembly, HSA events etc.
I love travelling and experiencing different cultures, and lived for many years overseas in India, Jersey and Isle of Man, returning home, to live in Worksop 8 years ago.
Being a governor has introduced me to the Education Sector of which I knew very little about and I’m learning fast. My Business & Project Management experience helps support the school and I add value in meetings by challenging and supporting any changes needed.
I love meeting people so if you ever want to have a chat – please just say hi.